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Kosmos 238

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Kosmos 238

Kosmos 238 (Russian: Космос 238 meaning Cosmos 238) was the final test series of the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft prior to the launch of Soyuz 3. It tested the orbital maneuvering system, reentry, descent and landing systems that had been modified and improved after the Soyuz 1 accident.

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK
  • Mass: 6,520 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: August 28, 1968 10:04:00 UTC
  • Landed: September 1, 1968 9:03 UTC
  • Perigee: 194 km
  • Apogee: 313 km
  • Inclination: 51.7°
  • Period: 88.5 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1968-072A


Text comes from NASA NSSDC Master Catalog

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